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Photo from Kakteen Plapp.

Habitat photo by Mark E. Olson.

Flowers by Soumen Aditya.

Author: Heinrich Gustav Adolf  Engler, 1897
Origin:  Somalia, Ethiopia, Northern Kenya, Tanzania
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  28 Centimetres
Height:  2-6 Metres
Flower:  White - Brownish-White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Sesamothamnus erlangeri Engl. 1902.
Sesamothamnus smithii
Bak. ex Stapf, 1906.

This member of the Pedaliaceae family was given this name by Heinrich Gustav Adolf  Engler in 1897. It is found in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Somalia and northern Kenya, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to 28 centimetres in diameter and reach a height of two to six metres. The flowers are white to brownish white with a reddish throat.

The genera name means 'Sesamun bush' a member of the same family. The species name is named after Domenico Riva, 1856-1895, an Italian explorer and naturalist.

Flower by Soumen Aditya.